Drawing on - improvers A

Course code: QCKT201P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

9:30am - 12:00pm


22nd Sep 2021 - 8th Dec 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

Drawing On - improvers A is the fourth part of a two-year long, six term drawing course. You can regard the course as a whole or use different terms as a stand-alone course.

This course facilitates, through active self-discovery, the acquisition of new drawing skills and techniques and an improvement in drawing ability.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

On this course you will learn:

- Explore mark-making, drawing techniques and drawing in tone.
- The effects of compositional dynamics and the Golden Section.
- Draw gesturally.
- How to use ink with a brush and/or quill.
- Draw draped fabric.

For the first session you will need an A4 and/or A3 sketchbook, (preferably both), a selection of preferred drawing materials, ‘B’ pencils, graphite chunks, willow charcoal, putty rubber and pencil eraser, fine drawing pen.

Please note there are no sessions on 27/10/2021.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Drawing on - improvers B
Some basic competence with drawing. This course is for those wanting to improve their drawing skills.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Learners to bring their own materials. No additional course material fee.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £151.25
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £151.25

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.75

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learners work individually at their own creative level, within the group. Tutor supports each learner, assessing their development, confidence and drawing skills and techniques. Learners work individually within the group. Assessment is made on a continuous basis by the tutor, by self-assessment and by collective group assessment.